Over the course of the 2012-13 holiday season the Dear Halifax project began. The initiative is focused on drawing out what people “wish” for the future of the city. Throughout the course of the project citizens, students, musicians, business owners and elected officials shared their thoughts on the New Year and beyond in Halifax.
These interviews will be uploaded starting New Years day 2013. A preview video montage is currently posted to the Dear Halifax Facebook page, which can be found by searching ‘Dear Halifax’ under pages on Facebook. The project aims to put a spotlight on the vision Haligonians have for the municipality. Whether that wish centre's on development or a favorite sports team winning a championship, the “wishes” of city residents vary from commerce to education, green-space, crime prevention and employment.
Dear Halifax was created to be a vehicle for people to share in one place their thoughts, photos, videos or even songs on how they would like to see the city in 2013 and onward. The page is expected to be open for the calendar year of 2013 with a retrospective or recap video to be filmed during the same period next year.